Thank you, Paul, for reminding us about Age of Ultron. Ultron has been a favorite character of ours for about as long as we’ve been able to read. We got lucky and cut our teeth on what may be the all-time Ultron classics of the late 60s and 70s, and our minds have been warped ever since. Here is a handy guide to the Ultron stories in our archives that blew our minds as kids and have stood the test of time.
Avengers #66 (1969, first appearance of Ultron & adamantium, part 1 of 3)
Avengers #135 (1975, origin of Vision)
Avengers #161 (1977, Bride of Ultron Part 1)
Avengers #162 (1977, Bride of Ultron, Part 2)
Longbox Graveyard dicusses 1977’s Bride of Ultron from Avengers #161-162 at Stash My Comics.
Yeah, Ultron is always a fun guy. He was at his best at the wedding of Crystal and Pietro though. Now I see who Rich Buckler got his art lessons from. Keep up the good work, guys at Mars!
Mars Will Send No More said:
Thank you, Robert! That’s Avengers #127 and Fantastic Four #150 for those that want to track down Crystal and Pietro’s wedding. It’s a mega-crossover with Ultron using special “bummer” powers to make everyone act like dicks and drama queens, if we recall correctly.
And let us take the opportunity to mention Rich Buckler’s art site: http://www.richbuckler.com/
We comic fans tend to know of him only from his comic book art, but he also creates wonderfully far-out paintings. Check them out!
Thanks for that. It seems that the assumptions of some of us fans that artists we like only dwell in the realm of comics is a bit limited, eh?
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